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Despite "several adverse factors," last year's Canon Greater Hartford Open (GHO) "netted" $1.59M, the second largest profit for the Greater Hartford Jaycees in the tournament's 46-year history, according to Bruce Berlet of the HARTFORD COURANT. Bad weather curtailed attendance and "several significant investments" were made in the tournament, including a new manual leaderboard, along with new bleachers, landscaping and electrical work. The event's four-day attendance "matched" the second-highest ever, behind 310,000 in '94 (HARTFORD COURANT, 2/26).
Saturday's USA Indoor Track & Field Championships will air live on NBC from the Georgia Dome, and in Atlanta, Prentis Rogers writes that USA Track & Field Exec Dir Craig Masback "is close to completing a cable deal that will televise a series of collegiate meets from mid-March to mid- May, a series he predicts will be shown every year." Rogers writes that '99 "is the year Masback expects track to make its presence felt" on TV. Masback: "The goal is to put our athletes on television week in and week out. We've got to be around on a regular basis" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/27).